Midwest Living

FAIR WARNING R u n n i n g d o w n S l e e p i n g B e a r ’ s d e s i g n a t e d D u n e C l i m b a r e a i s a t h r i l l ; h o o f i n g i t b a c k u p i s a k i l l e r.

- Middle Loup Cedar rivers Calamus,

Some water sports are, you know, sports. Others are acts of pure sloth. Enter tanking, a uniquely Nebraskan pastime of floating down a river in a cattle tank. No oar. No pole. No motor. In fact, no steering, accelerati­on or propulsion of any kind. (Though some outfitters rig tanks with bench seats and tables for playing cards or holding drinks.) You can hitch a tank most anywhere in the state, but the

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